intrigant

or in·tri·guant

[ in-tri-guhnt; French an-tree-gahn ]
/ ˈɪn trɪ gənt; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃ /

noun, plural in·tri·gants [in-tri-guhnts; French an-tree-gahn]. /ˈɪn trɪ gənts; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/.

a person who engages in intrigue or intrigues.

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Origin of intrigant

1775–85; <French <Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare to intrigue
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Example sentences from the Web for intrigant

  • Thus, though generally esteemed an able diplomatist, he had the cunning of the intriguant, and not the providence of a statesman.

    Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • But he was essentially—here is the secret—essentially an intriguant.

    Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As for Fanny, there was nothing of the intriguant about her.

    Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber

British Dictionary definitions for intrigant

intrigant

intriguant

/ (ˈɪntrɪɡənt, French ɛ̃triɡɑ̃) /

noun

archaic a person who intrigues; intriguer
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